Staged today in Paris’ Hotel Salomon de Rothschild, guests entered via a suitably chic black carpet (what else?) and were met with a chandelier lying in the middle of the atrium as if it had crashed to the floor. It probably hadn’t, but it’s typical of Rihanna to bring the house down before she’d even showed her collection.
Kores teamed her Fenty cropped tracksuit combo (a tricky little number with all those pesky fasteners) with Stella McCartney platform brogues.
The model, who appeared in the new L’Oréal lipstick campaign alongside Irina Shayk, Lara Stone and Karlie Kloss, confided that she was confirmed Thursday for Balmain and Isabel Marant. As for the rest of the week, she said,”We will see.”
The location was no accident and the 18th-century ceiling frescos of the venue proved a perfect backdrop for the collection — not least the brocade prints and pearl embellishments that brought a touch of Marie Antoinette to RiRi’s signature streetwear. And although there was no cake in evidence, there was an awful lot of champagne — served from gilded jeroboams.
Click through the gallery below to see more styles from the runway.